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. >> and jesse waters meets up with president obama's uncle who has been in the united states for 50 years despite being an illegal alien. >> do you think you deserve citizenship? >> bill: caution you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. more unbelievable propaganda from the federal government paid for but you and me. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as we reported last thursday, the u.s. department of agriculture has hired a man named samuel to conduct "cultural sensitivity training" for usda employees. he has used his paid position to demean the united states and to in doctrineate his audience. >> i want you to say if we work for a federal agency we have discriminated in the past. mexicans came to this country last night illegally. never mind that the united states expanded and took over what used to be mexico. if the truth be known in a lot of these circumstance is if you tell some of these montreal expos cans go back to where you came from they go to texas, california, arizona.
. >> i'm a clinton person. that is the way politics is. >> bill: how does president obama stack up against president clinton? >> he needs to go into the room >> bill: here come the lawsuits against carnival cruise operation. he millions of dollars will be sought with the ship falling apart on the high seas. is it legal? >> caution you are about to enter the no-spin zone. factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >> bill: i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching tonight. what is the biggest problem facing the country today? that is the subject of this evening's talking points. on paper the biggest problem is the national debt approaching $70 trillion with no end in sight and failure of pinheads to deal with the debt in washington. if the massive borrowing continues the u.s. economy could very well collapse, but in reality, no on the paper, the biggest problem the nation has is us, our mentality. it is changing. after the allies defeated nazis in world war ii millions of people returned home to start families and careers. prevailing wisdom was simple, work hard, respect your country, provide a
. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the obama administration buckled today in the battle with some religion non-profit organizations over the requirement they offer birth control coverage in their health insurance packages. while today's shift is significant, it also leaves out a big group that is also suing the government. chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us what triggered the change. >> under the new rules proposed by health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius non-profit religious employers will be able to opt out of the obamacare mandate of female contraceptive in the healthcare plan. instead insurers will be required to provide coverage, including standard birth control and items like the morning after pill. the white house says the modifications meet president obama's overarching goals. >> we had to ensure the women have access to preventative services like contraception. the policy also respects religious beliefs. >> catholic league bill donahue held the announcement as a sign of good will toward the catholic community. becau
the taims and president obama the champion of the middle class and this guy got a million dollars of money for a company who needed our bailout. issue number two, his investments in the cayman islands. they're perfectly legal, right? no one is challenging that these are illegal in any way, a question whether our treasury secretary should be dodging or a loophole out of paying the top rate in taxes. just for context, chris, before we go to what mr. lew did and how he had money in the kaymans, here is a calook at the campaign. >> and this is a man who says that president barack obama is out of touch. out of touch with the needs of the american people. this coming from a man until recently had a swiss bank account and millions of dollars invested in the grand cayman islands. >> i'd really like to see mitt romney release more than one year of tax records because there's been disturbing reports that he's got a bermuda corporation, a secretive bermuda corporation nobody knows anything about. investments in the caymans, a swiss bank account. >> megyn: and it goes on from there, but it was suspici
here "america live" today. i'm megyn kelly. president obama has been ramping up the pressure on republicans warning that our economy, jobs, lives, could be in danger, if these scheduled cuts across the board go through. but the latest numbers show if the automatic reductions take place, there will be 85 billion dollars in cuts this year. that's equal to what the government spends in nine days. even if it happens, the government is projected more than last year, so he you see, we're talking about a decrease in the increase in spending and you may be asking yourself how can we survive and live on, with just the paltry amount of spending? well, where would we look for the example? how about last year when we did it just fine? all this leading to questions about how the fallout could be so dramatic. so dire, so awful. when the total federal budget is actually increasing. chris stirewalt is our national digital news editor. how can we do it? where can we find the historical example of the surviving on a budget that's cut in this manner. oh, last year. i mean, what's the answer to
'll take a fair and balanced look at it coming up. also new developments today with president obama's health care law. as questions come up about a company that has been awarded a 340 million dollar loan to set up these health insurance exchanges. despite having a history of consumer and regulatory complaints, i mean, lots of complaints, now, the house oversight committee started asking questions about the company and how exactly it got selected to participate in obamacare, given its checkered history. and that committee just told us within the hour, that it is now getting some responses to its inquirienquiries, we're not, but stu varney is on the fox business network and he's up to speed. so, stu, it just so happens that this company we're talking about, that's going to help, you know, we talk about the exchanges under obamacare and i refer to it like the expedia.com, you go online and say, this is how old i am, my medical history. what are my options? they say you can have this plan and this plan and under obamacare, the government is creating these supposedly nonprofit entities t
as our economy continues to struggle. gdp in the first quarter, .1%. president obama warning that the automatic spending cuts would hurt the recovery in the economy. why is the dow surging? stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company", fox business network. why, stuart? >> that is very, very simple, bill. because ben bernanke said twice this week he will keep on printing money. by the billions. by the tens of billions. that means some of that money will find its way to wall street. so the stock market rallied. the dow is up 300 points in the last two days. it is just 89 points away from its all-time record high. there is one more point to be made here, bill. do we got that report of really miserable growth in the last part of last year. that will encourage ben to print some more money. if the economy is so weak, well, print even more. that is the thinking. that is why the market is up so far. could hit a record today. bill: about 100 points away, right? >> 89 points away from the all-time high, yeah. bill: closing in on an all-time high. we'll get the song if we get there, on
until monday. now obama has been out selling his side of the fiscal fight on local television. >> the automatic spending cuts put in place in 2007 were designed to get congress to avoid them to come together with sensible approaches to debt reduction. >> andrea: john boehner called the current budget crisis one that the president, himself, created. >> this sequester was the president's idea. his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace them. >> andrea: this was the president's idea. carney the press secretary admitted as much to bret baier. the president in 2011 said he would veto any attempt to try to replace the cuts. now he is crying help, what do we do? kimberly, this sequester, i see it as two issues here. the political and policy. the policy being the actual cuts. $600 billion on defense scheduled to take place marm 1. political front, republicans sitting on their hands, they will let it happen it looks like. who loses. where does the fall-out hit if that happens? dims white house is hoping it will be more blame to republicans to in fact severely damage th
to president obama's state of the union address. mr. obama using his speech last night to express for more government spending, sweeping gun control measures and immigration reform. let's talk about it with karl rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to george w. bush, also a fox news contributor. karl, we heard the president talk about a lot of programs that he wants, things liken no sraeugs centers for american manufacturing, that kind of thing. but he says all of this will not add one time to the dead ral deficit. do you buy that? >> no, i don't. you know it was interesting the president did talk many numbers in his speech and the white house briefing sheets on this didn't have much in the way of information. there are three numbers, the president's infrastructure program is $50 billion, his project rebuild, that is to rehabilitate or tphol i shall a hundred thousand vacant or damaged buildings. 15billion. a billion for manufacturing centers. look at the rest of these things to which no price tag was attached in the speech or in the white house briefing papers. subsidies,
will be receiving the medal of honor from president obama. he will be only the 4th living service member awarded theation naes top honor for courage in iraq and afghanistan. he retired from the army in 2011. >> the grarm me awa-- grammy aw goes to for album of the year. >> the grammy goes to mumford and sons. >> british ban mumford and sons taking home the top honor of the night. but it was justin timberlake's much anticipated performance that stole the show. >> i actually love that song. another big winner was kelly clarkson another favorite. she took home the grammy for best pop vocal and had the funniest acceptance speech. >> i had sex with miranda lambert. there's the name of a song for later after alcohol. i am just kidding. i didn't know i was going to win. i literally was so excited to be in this category. >> she can sing. that is your 5@5:00. >> leads us to our brew on this question of the day what was your moment at the grammys if you were up that late. e-mail us at foxfriendsfirst@foxnews.com or tweet us. >> it was a little late. >> lindsay graham a very direct message to the white hou
four the white house says president obama will visit israel, the west bank and jordan this spring marking first trip to israel as president. number three the woman in arizona who admitted in court that she killed her ex told a jury about other relationships that had gone sorrow. number the two fbi has released pictures of the scene where eaghtsz eebleg rescued. newly discovered justice department memo makes a legal case for droning american citizens overseas without charging them with a crime. and that's "the fox report's" top five. >> and on this day in 19, the mayors of rome and cart thage, to your knowledge signed a peace treaty end ago war after more than 2100 years. beef began between the wars roman republic and north african empire. by many accounts at the time it may well have been the largest conflict the world had ever seen. it perhaps is best known for the famous military commander hand bell's attempt to ride elephants over the alps and conquer italy. the romans got the last laugh. they invaded cart thage, burned it down. covered the land in salt so no crops could grow.
on a missile, a missile aimed right at the united states. president obama reacting today saying, quote, north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and the international peace and security the united states will also con continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. republican congressman ed royce, chair of the house foreign affairs committee also responding saying quote, today's nuclear test by north korea is yet more evidence of its deep commitment to its nuclear weapons program and demands the obama administration's attention. this test comes just weeks after north korean regime stated its goal to develop a miss till -- missile to strike the united states and mere days after it produced a outrageous video of a missile attack on new york city. just to remind you, we have 30,000 u.s. troops protecting south korea on the demilitarized zone between the north and the south. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live at the state department. james, this is chock-full. >> reporter: and scary stuff, arthe
. >> megyn: fox news alert on president obama's pick to lead the defense department. we are hearing chuck hagel is in serious trouble in this hour and expecting release of a new video at any time that could make things a whole lot worse for him. welcome to "america live" everyone. i'm megyn kelly on this special edition of "america live" on a thursday and we'll get to that in a bit. senate republicans appear ready to mount a full scale filibuster looking to hold up former republican senator chuck hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense. this at a time when the defense department is most in need of strong leadership, but the republicans have real questions whether this is the man to provide it. they accuse mr. hagel of hiding parts of his history, including at least two controversial speeches on the mideast and his thoughts about israel. and just within the past hour we learned that video of one of those speeches is expected to come out any moment now. chris stirewalt the is our fox news digital editor and power play.com. and lisa has experience in the middle east, counterterrorism an
that term is so obnoxious. >> bill: now republicans are fighting among themselves as president obama is trying to check mate the party once and for all. we have provocative analysis. >> do you care about murders or do you only care about murders with guns? >> i care about all deaths by violent crime. >> i think you care about guns. i think you are obsessed with guns. >> bill: counter attack by progun americans who are apparently fed up with the gun control media. we will tell you what is going on there. >> told me about all the bad things this girl had been doing. >> a shocking situation out of southern california, a preschool closing down because of sex allegations concerning little children. is it legal is investigating and a viewer warning is attached to this story. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama trying to check mate the republican party. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo there are two big issues that mr. obama is using to hammer the g.o.p.
president obama's pick for secretary of defense. take a listen how journalist bob woodward put it on fox news sunday. >> i understand some of them eventually called the white house and said, is hagel going to withdraw, would he consider withdrawing. the answer is an emphatic no. i wonder if the democrats are kind of ever looking and asking what really is the fundamental question here, is he the best person to be secretary of defense. >> megyn: chris stirewalt host of power play.com. and lindsey graham was on the sunday shows and asked, what do you make of this 2007 speech he gave at rutgers university and let's face it, chris, this is not the only comment that chuck hagel allegedly made that is anti-israel, that is seemingly anti-israel and graham said this would be breath taking if it were true, but he said he wrote to chuck hagel and chuck hagel now denied saying it and denounces the sentiment there in. and none the less, you're hearing more and author consternation from democrats whether this guy is the right man for the job. so, how does this likely play out from here? >> well, the f
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a famous neurosurgeon blasting obamacare right in front of president obama. what did dr. benjamin carson say and where did he say it? and congressman alan west is here to talk about that next. and in the looks at the infidelity, what cryptic message did her husband post online, the latest twist in the murder mystery coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids. we can afford to take an extra trip this year. first boston... then san francisco. hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so our hotels were half price. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ hotwire.com i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service®, works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com®, you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technic
a known testing site. now, of course, the backlash as leaders including president obama condemn the move. this video shows north koreans applauding in the streets. in a nation where millions are starving, according to south korean estimates, north korea has spent more than three billion dollars on its nuclear program. enough to feed the country for three years. we'll have more from the state departmental but first to jonathan hunt live at the united nations in manhattan. a rare show of unity of the united nations. >> members gathered that it became apparent that the nuclear test had, indeed, taken place. u.s. ambassador susan rice described it as a threat to regional and international peace and stability and joined the other members in, quote, strongly condemning north korea's action. ambassador rice said that there will be consequences. listen.... >> when the council responded to the last provocation in violation of its obligation we said and the council said that was clearly committed in resolution 20787 to take, and i quoted, significant action in the event of any further launch using
that are really anti-obama. krauthammer in a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. from the brand doctors recommend most. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? >> bill: continuing with the live he division the factor. when i got the bullets in here apparently some of the authors watching the factor tonight. nobody has emerged according to the associated press. nobody has emerged from that burning cabin. all right. so that means the guy is dead, right? that's what we would assume. all right, now, today, former vice president dick cheney took a major shot at president obama. >> if you look at what the president's motives are for picking chuck hagel. i think he wants a republican to go be the foil, if you will, for what he wants to do to the defense
. evidences 88 years old. >>> this morning we are hearing from president obama. he sat down with cbs's scott kelly for a prefragame intervie. talked about the possibility of another tax hike. president obama talked about america's favorite past time football as millions of us were getting ready to watch the super bowl, he clarified comments. when he wasn't sure he would let his son play football. here's the latest response. >> it is a great support. i am a huge fan, but there's no doubt that some of the concerns that we have learned about when it comes to concussions have to give parents pause. as i said before i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men, they are well compensated they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about the pipeline, high school, college. i want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make the school safer. that means the game is going to evolve a little bit. for those of us who like to see a big hit and enjoy the rock em sock em elements of the game we are probably going to be occasionally frustrated. i know defensive players g
condemnation. the u.n. security counsill pla to hold a meeting. >> on the day president obama focusing on the state of the union address he will have to divert his attention to what's going on to more provocative actions to north korea. north korea detonate ago miniature nuclear device at a test facility. the united nations confirms fox ne blast was larger than previous test 4.9 on the richter scale. he is calling it a highly provocative act. the president further states these provocations not make north korea more secure far from achieving the goal of becoming a strong and prosperous nation north korea instead increasingly isolated and i am pov rished people through the i will add vised pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. >> they come on the heels of launch ing intercont nontal missile tests. they are concerned about the north's latest nuclear test. they fear the north is moving toward a weaponzation program that could threaten the international community. china which provide aid to north korea also issued a statement condemning today's testing stating
since 1992. the obama administration denies the report. it comes as lawmakers returned from cuba trying to secure the release of allen gross the contractor who has been held there since 2009. >> it is the end for a major hollywood couple. josh rolland and diane lane are calling it quits after 8 years. it's the second divorce for both stars. no children together. it is an amicable split. broland was arre-- brolin was arrested for public intoxication. >> who knew what and when? we may finally get some answers on the benghazi terror attack. finally agreeing to release e-mails. this coming as the u.s. once again has been denied access to the suspect connected to the attack. peter doocy is live with more. >> by the time u.n. ambassador had the talking points on the infamous string of five sunday shows someone had taken out all language about al qaeda. now the administration is going to turn over a string of more than 70 e-mails showing exactly who advocated for that and who pushed the story line of the attack was spontaneous. egypt believed to have first hand knowledge of which terrorists pa
president obama has signed the emergency declaration for connecticut to bring in resources. >> good news. anna, thanks. our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center. we understand there's another severe weather threat. >> it's not for the northeast. i'll start with the northeast and that storm that's severe is going to be into the underneath northeast tomorrow and rain. it's not severe but rain. molly was talking about a warmup. the temperatures look pretty good. the problem is with the rain, even though the temperatures are warmer, because it's rain, the rain is going to fall on the snow and suck up the rain like a sponge and get very hard. today has to be the day you shovel your roofs because tomorrow, add the weight of the water and likely roofs will collapse. today's the day you do your work. it's a nice day. do everything you can. this is a look at that storm you see temperatures getting above freezing for the most part for everybody. it's overnight tonight into tomorrow morning we start to see this move in. starting as a little bit of freezing rain mixin
>>. >> jon: we talked about this still photo earlier. president obama shooting a shotgun at unseen pigeon at camp david. now, we have the real video thanks to david letterman. >> the white house released footage of president obama. [ laughter ] that is right. actual footage, president obama skeet shooting at the white house. look at this. actual tooth aj. >> jon: that is how it is done. that is news watch. thanks to our panel this week. i'm jon scott. thanks for joining us. see you next week for another edition of fox news watch. >>. >> gregg: i'm greg generator and welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> heather: i'm heather childers. >> a stark warning for a top senator coming to the president's defense and c.i.a. nominee. he says the obama administration must be more forthcoming on benghazi or else. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward with the c.i.a. directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone into the libyan governm
now. >> hi, fox news alert, with 24 hours until president obama delivers his state of the union address kicking off his second term and we're getting reports to expect a big new push on jobs. welcome to "america live" everyone, i'm megyn kelly. the white house saying the president's state of the union focus will be primarily on jobs and the economy. this, after an an inaugural address that seemed to put gay rights, gun control as the type priority and criticized for not focusing more on the jobs and the economy at the time. and all of this comes as the fox news poll say the majority of americans think this economy is going to get worse in the coming year, the numbers there. chris stirewalt, host of power play on foxnews.com. chris, you tell me whether this is a response to the new focus on jobs and the white house, not new at all, but it clearly wasn't the main thrust of his inaugural address and i mean, you look for the number, you look for the word jobs and you hear, you know, or the economy, you're going to be looking a long time. is this in response to the criticism that he
were advanced and beyond what the democrats were able to do. the democrats under obama have caught up and far surpassed when republicans are able to do in terms of both gathering data, but then analyzing it and putting it to use, either to turn voters out, to discourage voters for the opposition from showing up, and in addition to that using social media as a way to harness support among the electorate in general. i think there are many areas here where republicans know they have to improve, but they've got to figure out how to do it, and what the chairman is doing both in visiting facebook, talking to technology experts in the bay area of northern california, and he'll be in washington state in seattle to talk about early voting in general. there, jon as you remember democrats are just a lot better right now at turning out voters for early voting. why that's so important, sometimes it's hard to convince somebody to show up on one day out of 365. but if you've got four weeks to work them over you can get them out to vote and end up with more voters. jon: success r- mark zuckerberg is
while kimukimjune unis in control. probably it is no coincidence that today obama will be delivering that state of the union address. they are looking for a maximum tie-in with their arch enemy the united states. martha: this merry-go-round over north korea's nukes goes back 20 years. it froze its nuclear program in 1994 in an agreement with the u.s. but that broke down in 2002. north korea has been ramping up their production ever since. they put the number in the north between 4-13 nuclear bombs. bill: this is the range of the missile we do believe north korea has the capacity to. the range said to be 6,000 kilometers away from north korea. just to the edge of where you would findway. here is the dmz that separates north korea. this time of year it is isolated, it is remote, it is cold and snowy as well. we'll show you the region for the number of countries -- they have been party to the talks with north korea in the past. we are gauging talks out of moscow. we are going to bring you all of that as we move throughout the morning. northern region of north korea is where this was det
tonight he is challenging obama's policy. we are the people, the president workings for us. >> and he's offering real reasonable. dr. benjamin on hanity tonight. >> this is the fox report tonight. our u.s. military about to face deep budget cuts. what can help stop the pain? a former military officer who spent years working with pentagon tax dollars has a bold answer for sequestitration and a message from washington. what was the light in the sky broof san francisco. reports from witnesses and a video backing up the claims. a mysterous flying object and this time in u.s. air space and coming just hours after a metor exploding thousands of miles away and rattling buildings and people below . fox reports from inside russia on the cosmic clean up following a direct hit from outer space . a new warning over the defense budget showdown this time from the army's top brass. in my opinion sequestation is not in the best interest of the national security. it places a burden on the soldiers and civilians and plus, questions tonight about whether washington is playing politics with th
obama heads back to his hometown of chicago to address the gun violence which has crippled that city. will his message make a difference? >> let us not be deceived. nixon, bush, obama, they're war criminals. >> and a huge rift among liberals as the president takes fire from his base over his controversial drone policy. we'll have a debate. caution. you're about to enter the no spin zone because the spin stops here. "the factor" begins right now. >> hi. i'm juan williams in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. let's get right to our top story. the future of carnival cruise lines and the thousands of passengers who may be considering what the company owes them after their cruise from hell. the massive ship triumph 14 stories tall finally returned to port last night carrying more than 4,000 guests and crew members who have incredible stories to tell. they had been planning to go from galveston to cozumel, but ended up stranded at sea for five days with overflowing toilets, food shortages, and foul odors. an engine fire turned their dream vacation into nightmares. >> it was
and they are demanding that president obama reject the keystone xl oil pipeline. listen. >> what!. jamie: organizer are saying this particular protest to remind the president of the pledge he made in his inaugural address to act on climate change. but the pipeline backers, they say it would create jobs and could bring down gas prices by transporting hundreds of thousands of fall license of oil per day from canada to refineries in texas. the protests come as aaa reports the price of a gallon of regular unleaded is now $3.73, a 43 cent jump from just a month ago. stuart varney is the host of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stu, good morning. how does the pipeline debate link in with those rising gas prices? >> that's a very good question, jamie. here's the story. the price of gas is going straight up. that slows the economy. that makes the job market worse. we need jobs obviously. if the president says yes, go ahead and build the pipeline, you do get jobs. so that's the connection between the pipeline debate, rising gas prices and jobs. it's not that building a pipeline would necessar
down over the confirmation of former republican senator chuck hagel. he's the man president obama picked to be the next secretary of defense. one high ranking republican high vote to confirm hagel should be allowed to happen. he successfully stalled it over a slew of concerns over hagel's position on israel and iran. questions about how the white house handled the terror attack on the consulate in libya has become part of the debate over chuck hagel. steve sen at this is life with more. >> the qualifications of chuck hagel at the pentagon. but he is saying he will probably be confirmed anyway. hagel was widely criticized for his performance during the senate confirmation hearings. they delayed their vote to ask questions about the nominee. there is no hurry in filling such an important component. >> i think we are doing our job to scrutinize i think one of the most unqualified radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> meantime senator john mccain says hagel is not qualified but thinks it is time to go ahead with a vote anyway. enough time has gone by to ask
device. why is president obama hours away from announcing cuts now to our own nuclear arsenal? breaking details for you straight ahead. >>steve: meet the shooter, the navy seal who took down osama bin laden setting the record straight and making a shocking claim. he has been betrayed by the u.s. federal government and can barely afford to feed his family. he's jobless. his story this morning. >>brian: how much would you pay to take these guitars from rock n'roll moves history to your living room? the chance is coming your way as "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: breaking news because it set off earthquake warnings but it was actually a north korean nuclear test. it all happened hours ago and now the world son alert. kelly wright is on this story for us live in washington right now. good morning, kelly. >> good morning to all of you this morning. president obama calls north korea's latest nuclear test a highly provocative act. north korea announcing it detonated a miniature nuclear device successfully at a northeastern test site. the u.n. confirms the blast was larger than pr
news alert for you. with just hours to go before the first state of the union of president obama's second term, we're getting new details about the key focus of his prime time address to the nation tonight. welcome to america live, everyone, i'm alisyn camerota in for megyn kelly. and amid a recent string of economic concerns, the national unemployment rate just recently ticked up to 7.9%. consumer confidence has dropped to its lowest level in a year for the first time since the recession ended, the economy actually contracted, also, gasoline prices are unexpectedly spiking. the national average now at 3.60. 19 states have prices that are higher than that. stuart varney is the anchor of varney and company on the fox business network. he joins me now, hi, stu. >> alisyn. >> what are we expecting the president to say about the economy? >> a lot of what he will say has been leaked at least a broad outline and call for a more robust government presence in the economy and saying government and government spending which will rebuild the middle class. he won't call it government spendin
is number one on the list? >> barack obama. >> thank you. next story, please. >> impeach impeachment. until we get a new president it will just get worse. this doesn't surprise me that the numbers were high in dc. what does surprise me was new york city is not high on the list. if there is an area where power and glory and all of that and money and having a hot girl on your arm new york is about that quite a bit. >> i tried it in new york. the hotels are so expensive. >> is that the problem? that is a great point. >> dc is probably expensive too. >> dc you can drive to virginia or maryland. >> that's a good point. john, two of the top cities are austin and houston and in your home state. apparently it is don't mess with texas, but mess around in texas. >> oh you're welcome. >> oil people, lots of money, lots of action. >> are you saying they are made of oil? that would be weird. >> they are moid of oil money just like al gore. and then austin i assume this is going on because of liberals. austin is a big liberal city and that's what liberals do. al gore yuns -- once again. need i remind you
this morning. obama care contraception change, combination and really helping people out or is this a big gimmick? who is going to end up footing the bill for the third party insurer who has to pay for these contraceptives. essentially what's happening is nonprofit religious groups are not having to provide this contraception whether it be birth control or the morning after pill. to their employees, they still do have to alert the third party insurer. >> that sounded on first blush like a great accommodation because a lot of people were upset about that. if you read further you will have to provide a third party insurer. it seems kind of gimmicky, don't you think? >> the whole idea was and the critics, of course, have come out and religious institutions and george town university. other religious institutions said look, we don't want to be a part of this conversation. we should not be forced to provide free contraceptions to the people who are on our staff. we need to have that separation here. but, because they have come out and said now we need to be able to talk to these third party in
obama laying out his second term agenda in his state of the union address. the president pushed for new legislation on a lot of things, a laundry list of items in second term. guns and immigration to name a couple of those. he did spend as we expected the bulk of this speech talking about how to revive and reignite as he said the u.s. economy. he pushed for more investments which he has talked about all throughout his presidency as his path to improve the economy. he claimed that the new government spending would not add to the alarming deficit that we already have. here is some of last night. >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad based growth. [applause] martha: let's bring in stuart varney. stuart, what the president is proposing is it really paid for? it is hard to imagine how that could be. >> well the president is proposing a big increase in government spending. that's how he thinks we're going to get growth in the economy. he is basicall
in benghazi, could soon put several of president obama's key nominees in jeopardy. why leading republican lawmakers are threatening to hold up their confirmation. >> i'm not still filibustering. >> what would they have have to do to bring this to a vote. >> i want to know who changed the talking points. references to al qaeda, talking points given to susan rice. more for you. >> no confirmation without information. you know, when secretary clinton said she had a clear-eyed assessment of the threats in libya, that proved after this hearing not to be true. the department of defense knew about the cable coming from our living ambassador saying he couldn't defend the consulate on august 15th. they knew about the deteriorating security situation, but the secretary of state didn't know anything about this. so she was blind, the president was disengaged, and the department of defense never launched one airplane to help these folks for seven and a half hours. this is complete system failure, and i'm going to get to the bottom of it. >> let me put it this way, it's been done many, many times, in f
. the obama administration not too happy about the comments and the process being held up. what is the administration saying about why it need the new national security team now? >> reporter: keep in mind the smart considering nominations for new secretary of defense. a nominee for cia director. president's new white house chief of staff offered this reminder we live in a dangerous world. >> between john brennan, the cia director and chuck hagel as secretary of defense we want to make sure we have those guys sitting in the chairs working because i don't want there to be something missed because of this hang up here in washington. >> reporter: you won't see action this week due to the president's day recess but capitol hill sources say the hagel nomination will be likely taken up a week from tomorrow. jenna: we'll watch that, mike, thank you. >> reporter: thank you. jon: for more let's bring in byron york chief political correspondent for the "washington examiner" and fox news contributor. the ways of the senate can be confusing, byron but looks like the senators that voted to bl
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it is that d.c. is number 1 on the list. >> barack obama. >> thank you. next story, please. [laughter] >> until we get a new president, it's just going to get worse. this doesn't surprise me, actually, that the numbers were high in d.c., what does surprise me was that new york city was want ranked high. if there is an area where power and glory and all of that and money and having a hot girl on your arm or a hot -- new york is about that, quite a bit. >> i tried it in new york. hotels are so expensive. >> that's a problem. >> that's a problem. >> d.c.'s probably pretty expensive, too. >> d.c., you can drive to virginia or maryland. >> that's a really good point. >> two of the top cities, austin and houston are in texas. apparently if you don't mess with texas, but if you do mess around in texas? >> ooh... >> oil people. lots of money. lots of action. >> sure, sure. are you saying they are made of oil? because that would be weird. >> they are made of oil money -- just like al gore. and in austin, i would assume this is going on because of liberals, a big liberal city and that's what liberals do.
said. senior obama administration official told us chuck hagel's testimony was not perfect he had a long day as he tried to explain away past public positions about important issues like iran and israel. >> give me an example where we have been intimidated the jewish lobby to do something dumb in the mideast or anywhere else. >> do you agree you shouldn't have said something like that? >> yes, i do. i have already said that. >> if he is confirmed he would be the first vietnam veteran to ever serve as secretary of defense. some of his supporters yesterday tried to highlight his service while comparing him to another senator who had a much smoother confirmation hearing last week. >> john kerry, chuck hagel with are a band of brothers out of vietnam with that special bond. i am sure you will utilize that and remember and make those two departments perform their function best serve the president and best serve the country. >> a senior obama administration tells us they think senator hagel tried hard to answer the questions in good faith but they were shocked and disappointed there wer
fireworks in washington, and a nomination stalled. republicans blocking for now president obama's pick to head the pentagon after chuck hagel's nomination comes up short in a key senate vote. let's talk about it with monica crowley radio talk show host and fox news contributor. harry reid said just when you thought things continue get worscouldn't get worse, it gets worse. >> senator reid is sanctimonious on this point blaming the republicans and getting all up in arms about the fact that the republicans are holding off on this nomination when the democrats have performed similar maneuvers to try to block republican nominees including george h.w. bush's choice for defense secretary john tower. and nominee john bolton. jon: this is the kind of thing that has happened before. >> on both side, correct. nothing new here. jon: why are the administration, and democrats in the senate making it out as though the sky is falling here? >> they are trying to make a political argument that the republicans are just doing this for politics but nothing could be further from the truth. chuck hagel is a
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